03. August 2022 · Comments Off on DNC BPI Newsletter August 2022 · Categories: Announcements

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Hello Democrats,  

The summer days are heating up and so is election season – we are officially less than 100 days from Election Day! There is no better time to build community and strengthen our Democratic Infrastructure! This month’s newsletter includes an exciting training opportunity for youth organizers, an Activist Challenge highlighting one of the most effective voter contact tactics, and a Victory Vault Spotlight featuring Spanish language training resources!


Best Practices Institute


Youth Vote Training Series
The DNC is launching a youth virtual training series to prepare you with the skills and resources to organize your community ahead of the midterms! Sign Up Today!

Join us Wednesdays from 7-8 PM ET/4-5 PM PT! Sessions will deep dive into the building blocks of organizing and youth contact strategies. This series is for teens, college students, and folks 35 & under.

Training Sessions:

  • Wednesday, July 27: Organize to Win (watch recording here)
  • Wednesday, August 10: Digital and Relational Organizing
  • Wednesday, August 17: Campus Training
  • Wednesday, August 24: Beyond the Campus Training

Following the completion of the boot camp, attendees will be provided meaningful volunteer opportunities to make a difference in critical 2022 races in their communities & through the DNC’s Fair Shot Youth Program. Sign Up Here!

August Activist Challenge
Our monthly Activist Challenge is designed to build infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and organizations through grassroots engagement. Are you ready to accept the challenge, and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot?!

For this month’s Activist Challenge, we are spotlighting another skill-building training from our BPI Victory Vault that is core to our work as Democratic activists and volunteers. Learn more below!

  • Spotlight Training: Complete our “Personal Story Worksheet” to practice connecting with voters through storytelling.
    • To access this training, sign up for our BPI Victory Vault (new members added each Wednesday). If you are already a member and need a refresher on how to access the BPI Victory Vault, review our instructions.
    • Once in the Victory Vault, search for the PDF document, “Personal Story Worksheet”
  • Complete your personal story worksheet, and ask a friend to do the same. After both of you have completed the worksheet, each should practice delivering their personal story using the following scenarios:
    • Scenario 1: A volunteer using their personal story to persuade a voter to vote for their candidate or issue.
    • Scenario 2: A volunteer leading their personal story to recruit a new volunteer for their campaign or organization.
    • Remember: You should have multiple versions of your personal story. Think of various ways that you have been moved to action – prepare different versions of your story that describe those calls to action, and the decisions you made as a result. Every voter, volunteer, donor, etc., is different, and so are the issues they care about. By preparing several versions of your personal story, you are ready to connect with people based on the issues they care about most. 

Once you’ve completed the challenge, take a selfie and create a post on social media that includes the following information:

  • Your state or territory 
  • A brief explanation of how you completed this month’s challenge
  • The hashtag “#BPItraining” 
  • And don’t forget to tag “@TheDemocrats

BPI Spotlight Training

The Spotlight Training portion of the BPI Newsletter will highlight specific trainings that cover skills and concepts that are core to our work and ask you to revisit those trainings in our BPI Victory Vault. The trainings spotlighted in each month’s challenge will correlate to skill building that we believe is most relevant to the timeframe in which it is recommended, allowing participants to put their new knowledge to work right away. 

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups.

Spotlight Training: Campañas con Calidad (3C) Spanish Language Training
Use our Spanish Language Training Series to build and strengthen your local organizations to ensure that your teams remain accessible to all and ready to support Democratic candidates.

  • To access this training, sign up for our BPI Victory Vault (new members added each Wednesday). If you are already a member and need a refresher on how to access the BPI Victory Vault, review our instructions.
    • Once in the Victory Vault, find the resources by opening the desired webinar or slide deck.

Check out these resources linked below:

  • Campañas Con Calidad 1: Encuadre + organización relacional (Framing and Relational Organizing)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 2: Organizando grassroots (Organizing)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 3: Tecnología de campaña (Technology)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 4: Digital (Digital)
  • Campañas Con Calidad 5: La recaudación de fondos (Fundraising)
  • Campañas Con Calided 6: Comunicaciones (Communications)

Happy training to all the amazing Democrats stepping up to run for office, and those who are tirelessly working to support their campaigns!

BPI Victory Vault

The BPI Victory Vault contains on-demand training resources, tailored toward volunteers, community organizers, activists, and campaigns, which cover a variety of grassroots organizing skills. The BPI Victory Vault continues to grow, with new additions added periodically as resources become available. New members are added each Wednesday, and you must use a gmail account to register in order to access the BPI Victory Vault Google Drive folder. Check out our BPI Victory Vault instructions if you have trouble accessing the BPI Victory Vault once you receive your email invitation.

The BPI Victory Vault resources are meant for educational purposes only. BPI Victory Vault materials are not downloadable or shareable. Any individual interested in viewing the BPI Victory Vault resources must complete the application in order to request access. We reserve the right to remove individuals from any and all BPI resources in the event of inappropriate use.


DNC Talent Bank

The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more.

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.


Best Practices Institute

The Best Practices Institute (BPI) is the shared training department of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC). The BPI delivers training to activists and volunteers, party leaders and staff, students and youth organizers, candidates and campaign staff, constituency caucus members and community leaders, and so many more! 

BPI training topics range from field organizing to digital mobilization, data to finance, communications to compliance, and leadership development to movement building, just to name a few.

Through this vast expansion of training programs, the new BPI is building and strengthening the Democratic Party infrastructure to ensure success for years to come!


  • Text “Training” to 43367 to stay updated on BPI training opportunities, and other insider DNC news! (By texting 43367, you are consenting to receive recurring and/or automated text messages and calls from the DNC. Text STOP to stop, HELP for Help. For SMS, msg & data rates may apply. Democrats.org/privacy-policy)
  • Check us out on social media by searching #BPItraining– and don’t forget to tag us in all of your training and volunteer activities! 
  • Want to be part of an online community of Democrats, get involved at the local level, and stay up to date on events happening in your state? Click HERE to join one of our many DNC Facebook groups!

Happy Training! 

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